USW Local 8888 Labor Contract Update

Published March 8, 2022

Dear Shipbuilders,

I’m happy to share that members of United Steelworkers Local 8888 voted 3,678 to 533 to ratify a new 60-month labor contract. Benefits of the new contract include general wage increases and bonuses, a freeze on employee health care premiums for three plan years, new medical benefits and additional annual leave.

Our negotiations team, led by Deborah Moore, together with Fred Redmond, USW International vice president, Charles Spivey, Local 8888 president, and the union team of negotiators, are to be commended. They came through a challenging negotiation process and reached a new agreement that balances employee, company and union needs and expectations.

With this new contract in place, we are more focused than ever on tackling our complex work and meeting our Navy commitments in support of America’s defense. And we do it best when we do it together.